Monday, 19 March 2018

British woman Anna Campbell killed fighting alongside with Kurdish militia in Syria

A British woman has been killed fighting alongside Kurdish armed forces in northern Syria.
Anna Campbell was volunteering with the Kurdish Women's Protection Units (YPJ) - the all-female brigade of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) - in the besieged city of Afrin when she died on Thursday.

Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters pull down a Kurdish statue in the centre of Afrin

It is feared she was killed by a Turkish airstrike.

The 26-year-old from Lewes in East Sussex is the first British woman to have been killed in Syria fighting with the Kurds.

Turkish-backed Syrian rebels walk past a burning shop in Afrin

Seven other Britons have died in the country fighting alongside Kurdish groups.

Mark Campbell, co-chairman of the Kurdistan solidarity campaign, described Ms Campbell, who is no relation to him, as an "inspiration" and a "hero".

SKY      News.

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